A New York Times article linking Rep. Michael Grimm to alleged campaign finance law violations could benefit the Democratic field looking to challenge him in the 13th district.
“The unsubstantiated accusations made by the Times are completely false and it’s disappointing that such a story was allowed to go forward without evidence,” he said. “I have dedicated my entire life to honorably serving this country from the U.S. Marine Corps to the FBI and have conducted myself both as a candidate and a Member of Congress by the same high standards. I will bring that same focus to continuing my work on behalf of my constituents while ensuring these allegations are shown to be the falsehoods they are.”
New York state has yet to complete its decennial redistricting process, but the 13th district is expected to retain its moderate political makeup.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.